After physical activity and nutrition, with the Withings Activity pop, Go trackers or the Body scale. Withings embodies the third wellness revolution: that of sleep with its Aura lamp and Steel HR watches. French society has developed internationally thanks to connected e-health objects.
Withings in brief
Eric Carreel: founder of Inventel in 1990, who will create Orange’s first Livebox, and former director of the household products division at Thomson where he founded the Advanced Product Development Group
Cédric Hutchings: he followed Eric as a former product manager at Inventel and marketing director at Thomson Advanced Products at Thomson before becoming managing director of Withings, then vice president of connected health at Nokia
Fred Potter: founder of Cirpack in 2000, then co-founder of Withings in 2008 with Eric Carreel and Cédric Hutchings before creating the start-up Netatmo in 2012
Withings is a pioneer in the connected healthcare market and continues to revolutionize it by offering Internet of Things (IoT) applications representative of the third Internet revolution, the transition from Web 3.0.
|Years||Withings development stages||Characteristics|
|2009||Marketing of a first connected object: a connected scale||The success of Withings is almost immediate. One year after its foundation, in June 2009, a first connected object, a scale, was marketed in France, then in Europe and the United States in the months that followed.|
|2012||A wireless blood pressure monitor, the Smart Baby Scale, is presented at CES in Las Vegas 2012.||On the basis of a successful first test, the team is dedicated to the design of a wireless blood pressure monitor as well as that of a connected scale .|
|2014||Consecration of Withings with the Withings Aura lamp presented at CES in Las Vegas in 2014||A connected lamp, called Withings Aura, which, using a sensor placed under your mattress, improves the quality of your nights. This innovation will be complemented by Withings Pulse Ox, an activity sensor that, in addition to collecting your sleep data, will monitor your heart rate as well as your oxygen level in the blood.|
|2016||Withings is grafted to Nokia||The common goal? Expand the range of e-health products of the Finnish giant while making them more accessible to the general public thanks to reduced prices.|
The key numbers
Between 2008 and 2017, Withings is:
-Almost 100 million turnover in 2016
-90% of sales made for export, half of which in the United States
-An ecosystem of 8 e-health products available today under the Nokia brand and soon 10 with the Withings Steel HR and the Hair Coach, a connected brush designed in collaboration with L’Oréal.
It’s a very exciting time. Our belief is that the market will grow enormously, and we will also benefit from it.-Cédric Hutchings, CEO of Withings
Withings’ activities: from scales to connected watches
The company Withings, now Nokia Health, offers you to be at the center of your health through personalized weight monitoring for all those who want to keep in shape, a precise feedback on your blood pressure or temperature or even a measurement of your daytime activities and your sleep. Withings offers four distinct types of follow-up for individuals:
.weight and body mass
.heart rate and body temperature
.home and indoor air monitoring
Weight monitoring with Withings Body and Body Cardio
Withings, it is first of all the rise of the Withings connected scale and its latest developments, under the banner of Nokia, with “Body” which offers several features:
.weight evolution illustrated by a graph integrating the last 8 weighings
calculating the body mass index
.the distribution of the body mass index: percentage of fat and muscle mass or the rate of hydration.
This innovation is the result of two products previously launched by Withings: Body + and Body Cardio.
Body Cardio gives you a complete analysis of your body
The Body Cardio, as slim as it is ergonomic, is an improved version of the Body + which already measured weight, fat, body water and bone mass and their evolution. What is new about Body Cardio? In addition to providing very precise measurements, the Body Cardio informs you about the number of steps you have taken if you have a tracker like the Withings Pulse Ox or a Withings Go bracelet.
Control of its voltage and temperature thanks to Steel watches, Go bracelets and Thermo connected thermometers
Withings offers four types of offers:
.Fully automated wireless blood pressure monitors
.The Withings Steel smartwatch
.The Withings Go connected bracelet
.The Withings Thermo connected thermostat
The wireless and fully automated blood pressure monitors from Withings allow you to take your blood pressure anytime and anywhere with a flexible and comfortable cuff. This easy measurement of blood pressure is of interest to people with hypertension, those who pay attention to their cardiovascular capacity and athletes concerned with their cardiac training. The next improvements included in a new version: a personalized analysis of a person’s cardiovascular health via the BPM + application.
Do you want to benefit from a more exhaustive analysis of your health?
Until the next release of the Withings Steel HR, its big sister, the Withings Steel watch will of course give you the time but will also measure your activities 24 hours a day thanks to the “connected movement” in synchronization with your smartphone via the Health app. Mate.
Another activity sensor watch, the Withing Activity pop, an improved and less expensive version of the “Activity”, works on battery, with an autonomy of eight months, and can be adjusted through its application which allows you to set an alarm. vibrant and program goals for step number and your sleep cycle.
You are not a sports fanatic but you want to keep an eye on your health? There is a variant of Steel trackers with the connected bracelet called “Withings Go” which gives you a track of your activity and your sleep. Announced at CES in Las Vegas in January 2016, the Withings Go differs from future Withings Activity, Steel and Steel HR watches by its more “casual” side.
Finally, do you have a fever and want to be able to take your temperature wherever you are?
With Withings Thermo and its application, available on iOS and Android, you can take your temperature without contact at any time. It is also possible to integrate the history of this data as well as of your prescribed medications in order to check the relevance of the treatment taken with your doctor.
With its 16 infrared sensors and its “HotSpot Sensor” technology, Withings Thermo allows you to take more than 4,000 measurements at each temperature measurement. The Thermia functionality even advises you on the dosage to follow to treat your fever.
The Aura Lamp: analyzing your sleep quality
The elegantly designed Withings Aura lamp helps you sleep better thanks to a device made up of two elements: a tactile bedside lamp which is connected to a sensor that is slid under the mattress. Thanks to the scientifically approved Withings Aura lamp programs, soothing light and sound, your breathing will settle down to the gentle rhythm of sounds. Once asleep, the sensor checks your macro and micro-movements as well as your nocturnal breathing. You will then be woken up by a sound and light cocktail adapted to your sleep cycle. You can finally view the data on your sleep time which is stored in the device.
|Withings BODY||Weight, BMI, and different masses (fat, water, muscle and bone Food monitoring and coaching
Recognition of 8 users, including babies.
Automatic synchronization on the smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
|BPM + (Withings application)||Medical device conforming to standards
New refined gray cuff
Save and share results with your doctor
|From $99.95 /€99.95|
|Withings STEEL||Measurement of three automatic activities (steps, running, swimming), waterproof> 50m, information on the distance traveled and the calories burned
Analysis of sleep cycles and gentle awakening via vibrations
8 months of autonomy, battery operation
|From $129.95 /€129.95|
|Withings HOME||Receive alerts as soon as an unusual noise or movement is detected
24h timelapse video, event log of the last 48 hours
Indoor air quality analysis
|Withings GO||Step tracking, running, number of calories burned
Analysis of swimming (water resistance> 50m), sleep cycles.
> up to 8 months of autonomy
High visibility E Ink screen
Can be worn on the wrist, as a clip, as a key ring or even in your pocket
|€ 49.95/$ 49.95|
|Withings THERMO||16 infrared sensors
Temperature measurement in 2 seconds accompanied by a colored indicator indicating fever
Temperature history, reminder of measurements and health advice on your smartphone
Approved medical device
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